Susan brings to CNSNews.com a strong background in broadcast writing and editing. She joined CNSNews.com in April 1999, after working for 18 years as a television producer and news-writer in the Washington, D.C., Denver, and Greensboro, N.C., television markets. Susan holds a bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.

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April 20, 2016, 11:29 AM EDT
"For too long, our national parks have ignored important parts of our nation's story," and that includes the "struggle for LGBT rights," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Tuesday in a speech marking National Park Week.
April 20, 2016, 7:37 AM EDT
In a rare break with the Obama administration, leading Senate Democrats on Tuesday emphasized their support for a bill that would allow victims of 9/11 and other terror attacks to sue foreign countries and groups that funded the terrorists.
April 20, 2016, 6:42 AM EDT
With 98 percent of the precincts counted, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton emerged as easy winners in Tuesday's New York primary.
April 19, 2016, 11:00 AM EDT
House Republicans are aiming at the Internal Revenue Service this week, taking up four bills to ensure integrity in hiring and better customer service.
April 19, 2016, 8:54 AM EDT
Federal highway officials want the states to start collecting more detailed data on traffic congestion, including "system reliability," or how long it actually takes to get from point A to point B; and how rush-hour traffic may contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
April 19, 2016, 7:36 AM EDT
With 200 more Americans coming over to train and advise them, Iraqi troops are getting ready to move on Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city that was captured by Islamic State terrorists in 2014 to form a key part of its self-declared caliphate.
April 19, 2016, 5:44 AM EDT
President Obama's decision to send another 200 troops to Iraq, bringing the total there to more than 4,000 in two years, is not a case of mission creep, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Monday.
April 18, 2016, 11:35 AM EDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday was hearing oral arguments in United States v. Texas, a case challening President Obama's DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) program, which grants temporary legal status and various taxpayer-funded benefits to the illegal alien parents of U.S.-born children.
April 18, 2016, 8:02 AM EDT
Democrat Hillary Clinton spent part of her weekend in California, where George and Amal Clooney hosted two fundraisers for her, including one in San Francisco where some supporters paid as much as $353,000 per couple.
April 18, 2016, 6:58 AM EDT
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says he wouldn't be surprised if the Zika virus starts spreading within the United States this summer.
April 18, 2016, 6:13 AM EDT
"It's not government's business to tell the private sector what their bathroom, locker room or shower practices should be," North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday.  He called it "government overreach."
April 15, 2016, 10:19 AM EDT
Climate change is a "global crisis," and addressing it will bring "economic disloation," including job losses, Sen. Bernie Sanders said at Thursday's CNN-hosted Democrat debate in Brooklyn.
April 15, 2016, 9:49 AM EDT
"We have got to have the guts to rethink the so-called war on drugs," Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said at Thursday's Democrat debate in Brooklyn.
April 15, 2016, 7:57 AM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he's not "anti-Israel," but he believes Israel has responded disproportionately to Palestinian provocations; he says the U.S. "is going to to have to treat the Palestinian people with respect and dignity," and be more "even-handed" in peace negotiations; and he thinks it's time to say that "Netanyahu is not right all of the time."
April 15, 2016, 6:43 AM EDT
Democrat Hillary Clinton says "there isn't an issue" with her accepting a total of $675,000 for three speeches she gave to Goldman Sachs employees after her stint as secretary of state and before she announced her run for the presidency.
April 15, 2016, 6:07 AM EDT
The Obama White House says it is "concerned" about Russian fighter jets buzzing a U.S. Navy destroyer in international waters, "but I don't think I've suggested any sort of alarm," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters on Thursday.
April 14, 2016, 9:47 AM EDT
The Metrorail system that serves the capital of the free world has dangerous, frayed electrical cables, an unmotivated workforce, reduced ridership, and a new manager who is determined to make changes after years of neglect.
April 14, 2016, 7:20 AM EDT
In July 2015, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced that the Pentagon would create a working group to study "the policy and readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to serve openly" in the U.S.  military. 
April 13, 2016, 11:53 AM EDT
President Obama's stated mission to "degrade and defeat" Islamic State terrorists is partially complete, a Pentagon spokesman announced on Wednesday.
April 13, 2016, 8:31 AM EDT
Bono, the Irish rock star, told a Senate hearing on Tuesday that the best way to counter violent extremism is to make fun of it.